Thursday, 19, April 2018
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London's best sporting pubs to watch the marathon
Where to watch the London Marathon
Race to get your seat at one of London’s finest pubs and bars, all of which are situated within walking (or running) distance of The Doyle Collection’s outstanding hotels
You needn’t work up a sweat walking to some of the spectacular pubs and bars that surround The Marylebone.
The Carpenters Arms
The Carpenters Arms public house offers a slice of respite amongst the hustle and bustle of London’s West End. Just a short walk from Hyde Park, around the corner from Oxford Street, The Carpenters Arms is the perfect place to watch London’s biggest racing event. This unique pub is also home to the London Branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale), so you can expect to find a wide selection of award winning real ales and lagers. Whether or not you’re a local, a warm welcome is given to all who walk through its doors.
The Bloomsbury, a timeless hidden London gem, is also a stone’s throw away from some superb London pubs and bars.
Philomena’s Irish Sport’s Bar and Kitchen
With 10 screens, 3 sky boxes and a constant stream of sporting events, it would be hard to miss a minute of the London Marathon action in this Irish Sports Institution that neighbours The Bloomsbury. Guests can often be found spilling out onto the streets with one of Philomena’s delicious pints in hand or enjoying the delicious home-cooked food inside 7 days a week.
The Lemon Tree
Hidden away in the heart of Covent Garden, The Lemon Tree pub offers a welcoming atmosphere making it the ideal spot to enjoy a few pints while watching catching up on your favourite sporting events. And if you’re feeling hungry, The Lemon Tree also serves up a mouth-watering selection of authentic Thai cuisine, along with a choice of food-friendly easy-drinking wines., real ales and speciality spirits. However, if you prefer to match the London Marathon with some classic British pub grub then this fantastic pub can certainly deliver.
The Westminster Arms
There are few pubs in London that allow you to feel the excitement and exhilaration of the London Marathon quite like The Westminster Arms which comes right before the finish line. If you’re looking for more than just a seat at a bar, you can get a piece of the real action and toast the runners’ 25th mile by wandering up to the top of the road where you will see runners either sprinting to the finish line or seriously regretting their life choices!
The Kensington also boasts a neighbourhood of exceptional pubs and bars perfect for celebrating the London Marathon
The Goose in Fulham
If you’re looking for a classic British pub with no frills, then this friendly high-street pub just a quick tube ride from The Kensington, is the one for you. Whether you are a sports fanatic or not, this pub has something for everyone and promises to attract a lively crowd at night. Get down to the Goose in Fulham to take full advantage of the Sky Sports and BT Sports facilities, buzzing atmosphere and great-value menu.